Mavericks vs. Wizards Prediction
Which struggling team will pick up a cover tonight when the Washington Wizards play host to the Dallas Mavericks as a small favorite at 7PM ET?
529 Dallas Mavericks vs. 530 Washington Wizards
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
7PM ET – Capital One Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wizards are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Mavericks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 230.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 70 percent going on the Wizards at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mavs struggling on offense
Dallas is coming off a 127-88 loss at Brooklyn on Monday. The Mavericks have lost and failed to cover in seven of their last eight games. Their last two games have seen them held under 90 points. Dallas is now 27-36 on the season, 6-25 on the road, 35-27-1 against the spread and 35-27-1 with the under.
The Mavericks are giving up just 109.5 points per game on defense this season while allowing opponents to shoot 45.9 percent from the field. Offensively, Dallas is putting up just 107.9 points per game while shooting 44.5 percent as a team. Luka Doncic is leading the team with 20.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game while Tim Hardaway Jr. is adding 15.4 points per contest.
Wizards trying to get on track
Washington is coming off a 135-121 win at home over Minnesota on Sunday. The Wizards have won and covered the spread in two of their last three games. Washington is now 26-37 on the season, 17-12 at home, 28-35 against the spread and 40-23 with the over.
The Wizards have one of the worst defenses in the league, giving up 116.9 points per game while opponents shoot 47.8 percent against them. Offensively, Washington is putting up 114 points per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor. Bradley Beal is putting up 25.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game while Bobby Portis is adding 15.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Mavericks are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games following a loss and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games.
The Wizards are 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games against a team with a losing road record.
Washington is a good offensive team that has struggled on defense, but I don’t think the defensive issues will be a problem against Dallas. The Mavericks are struggling on offense right now and they have been a very poor road team all season. Washington has been pretty respectable at home and the Wizards can score in bunches. I think they will quickly shoot their way past Dallas and cruise to a cover.
NBA Prediction: Washington Wizards -6